George Doherty/Dougherty in the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons 1841-1848


George's military career, as shown in WO12/725-729, Pay and Muster Rolls of the 6th Dragoons 1841-1848.

Note: In Irish, British and Tasmanian records, George's surname is spelt Doherty. In New South Wales the name is spelt Dougherty.

Date Place Remarks
1 Apr - 30 Jun 1841 Newbridge & Birmingham 1 day on board ship, 7 days on march, 4 days in hospital
1 Jul 1841 - 31 Mar 1842 Birmingham  
1 Apr - 30 Jun 1842 Birmingham & Piershill (Edinburgh) 2 days in hospital
1 Jul - 30 Sep 1842 Piershill 4 days on march
1 Oct - 31 Dec 1842 Piershill  
1 Jan - 31 Mar 1843 Piershill 8 days in hospital
1 Apr - 30 Jun 1843 Leeds 16 days on march. Forfeited pay 19 to 24 Apr
1 Jul 30 - Sep 1843 Leeds Detached to Bunley
1 Oct - 31 Dec 1843 Nottingham Detached to Sheffield
1 Jan - 31 Mar 1844 Nottingham Detached to Sheffield
1 Apr - 30 Jun 1844 Nottingham & Brighton 16 days on march. Along with two pages of other offenders, forfeited 2 days pay & bar money for absence without leave while on the march, 13/14 May
1 Jul - 31 Sep 1844 Brighton Detached to Tunbridge
1 Oct - 31 Dec 1844 Brighton On furlough 1 - 31 Dec 1844
1 Jan - 31 Mar 1845 Brighton 2 days in hospital. Along with two pages of other offenders, AWOL 5/6 July
1 Apr - 30 Jun 1845 Birmingham Detached to Dudley. 7 days on march.
1 Jul - 30 Sep 1845 Birmingham 24 days in hospital
1 Oct - 31 Dec 1845 Birmingham Detached to Dudley
1 Jan - 31 Mar 1846 Birmingham Deserted from Dudley 14 Jan.  Regiment transferred to Longford, Ireland (without George) April 1846.
25 Sep - 30 Sep 1846 Longford (Ireland) Rejoined from desertion 4 August, confined, tried by district court martial 10 Aug and sentenced to 56 days in Athlone prison. Released 25 Sep, 9 days remitted. Forfeited all claim to reckon service toward additional pay, and towards pension on discharge, in consequence of sentence of court martial.
1 Oct - 31 Dec 1846 Longford In cells 1-4 Oct. Forfeited pay 27/28 Dec. On march 3 days. Detached to Sligo.
1 Jan - 31 Mar 1847 Longford Detached to Sligo. Forfeited pay for absence 10/11 Jan & 27-29 Mar.
1 -17 Apr 1847 Longford Absent without leave from 18 April. Struck off the strength as a Deserter from that date.
1 Jul - 30 Sep 1847 Longford Rejoined from Desertion 3 Jul. Tried by district court martial & sentence 168 days in prison. To be put under stoppages & marked D. Committed to Athlone military prison 14 Jul.
1 Oct - 31 Dec 1847 Newbridge From military prison Athlone 11 Oct to prison Dublin 19 Oct. Sentence expired 22 Dec. Again confined 23 Dec at Dublin. Tried by a General Court Martial 20 Jan 1848 and sentenced to 7 years' transportation, along with Private John Hindmarsh. Transported 24 March. Struck off the strength of the Regiment 25 March 1848. 1 day in hospital.

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